Brazil

Coffee to go in Brazil?

Brazil’s president has suspended authorization for local processors to import coffee beans from Vietnam. It meant a sudden reversal of a decree to allow coffee imports for the first time ever after years of drought.

Brazilian farmer harvesting coffee beans (Mauricio Lima/AFP/Getty Images)

Brazilian President Michel Temer on Thursday provisionally suspended authorization of coffee imports from Vietnam which would have marked the first time the world’s largest producer would buy green coffee abroad.

“Temer has decided to temporarily suspend the measure to better evaluate the situation with other government bodies,” the president’s office said in a statement.

The decision to backtrack came after a meeting with lawmakers with ties to coffee farmers in the country.

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